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Daniel Webster Elementary School

School code number: 497
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

465 Missouri Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Neighborhood: Potrero Hill
Phone: 415-695-5787
Fax: 415-826-6813
Email: sch497@sfusd.edu
Website: danielwebster-sf.com
School Loop: dwes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Carrie Betti

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Discover This School

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Daniel Webster’s mission is to foster a multi-cultural environment by challenging existing inequities, to engage our community in every aspect of learning, and to promote the well-being of all. Daniel Webster is a small, intimate school with both General Education and Spanish Dual-Immersion strands. We are a diverse cultural community that welcomes all families, diverse perspectives, new ideas, and creative solutions to strengthen the learning environment for our students. We work tirelessly to provide all our students with the resources they need to succeed.
We have a history of strong parent involvement and parent-led initiatives that support our school programs. We firmly believe that students achieve more when the larger community is involved in their education. We encourage all families to participate in various ways: in the classroom, at school events, in school governance, and at student performances.
Our school values and expectations are BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, and BE READY TO LEARN. Our teachers and support staff work together across grade levels to devote resources to meet individual students’ specific and unique needs. Our staff works above and beyond to support students with their academics and social emotional development. We believe that all staff, students, and families bring knowledge and valuable experience to our school.
One of Daniel Webster’s key strengths is our balanced literacy approach, which fosters high-order critical thinking, authentic literacy experiences, and differentiated instruction. We use a comprehensive approach to literacy, including Teachers College Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, shared reading, interactive writing, and small group instruction. Teachers at Daniel Webster participate in regular professional development to align instructional practices and fine tune our teach moves to meet student’s unique needs. Teachers are supported by on site coaching, regular grade level team meetings, professional development and Lesson Study, which is a structured professional learning opportunity guided by Master Teachers on site.
As a school, we proactively embrace the intellectual rigor of the common core standards. Students are exposed to a variety of teaching strategies that include whole group, small group, and individualized instruction. Daniel Webster is committed to arts integration across curriculum and content areas, exposing all children to multiple forms of art. Students across grade levels, K-5 engage in visual arts, music, dance, and theater. We are committed to the social-emotional development of all students and provide a comprehensive school-wide investment in Response-To-Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS). We have a school partnership with Seneca, who support and staffs our student Wellness Center. As a school we implement Restorative Practices, PBIS, and mindfulness.

School Tours

Located at 465 Missouri on Potrero Hill, this gem of a school offers a Spanish Dual Immersion Pathway as well as General Education Pathway (English). On the tour, you will meet parents, see classroom teachers in action and meet the principal, Carrie Betti.

You are welcome to join the Monday Morning Meeting at the Daniel Webster play yard circle at 8:40 AM to see how we begin our week as a school community.

We have an active PTA community that supports our special programs and helps to enhance our core curriculum with the addition of programs such as: Play Works for teaching fair play on the school grounds, outdoor education trips for the 4th and 5th grades, Smart Boards in upper grade classrooms, and great after school programs.

For more information and to sign-up for a tour, please contact the office at (415) 695-5787.

Uniforms

Navy pants/skirts & White tops

Before-school programs

Before care: 8:10-8:40 am

Afterschool programs

EXCEL/After-School Enrichment Program provides a safe, healthy, nurturing and enrichment environment to for school-aged children from 2:40 to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Students participate in enrichment classes that include: Afro/Brazilian Dance, digital sound arts, Tree Frog treks, art, theatre arts, nutrition/gardening.

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time 
Program: K-5th grade, 2:30PM-6:00PM, 8:00AM-6:00PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 920-5076.

Language Programs

  • Spanish Dual Language Immersion

Student Support Programs

  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • On-site nurse
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker
  • Therapist

Arts and Enrichment

  • Cooking or home economics
  • Dance
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry
  • Other

Integrated Arts Curriculum: Our students receive a well-rounded arts experience in dance, art and music.

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Spanish literacy interventionist
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Technology teacher
  • Tutoring in school
  • Other

Transportation

SFUSD offers limited general education transportation services to a limited number of elementary and middle schools. To find the latest routes, visit sfusd.edu/transportation or contact your school.